THE BLUE LAGOON
WRITTEN BY DOUGLAS DAY STEWART
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY H.D. STACPOOLE
TRANSCRIBED BY KENDRA STEINER
The Blue Lagoon, in Pictures, Part 7, 1980
Emmeline explores the plant life, pausing to examine and pick several red berries, which she doesn’t know are poisonous.]]]
RICHARD: I don’t see Father’s boat.
PADDY: No, not yet. Maybe he’ll be along later. Maybe not.
[[[He turns in time to see Emmeline put a berry in her mouth. He jumps down to her in alarm and scoops out her mouth.]]]
PADDY: Emmeline! Take them things out of your mouth! Come on, open your mouth, open your mouth, take ‘em out of your mouth, spit em out, go on!
Well don’t cry, I aint mad at ya. You eat them berries you’ll go to sleep you’ll never wake up again. They’re never-wake-up berries, do you see? Well just leave them berries alone. Come on.
[[[He takes their hands and leads them away.]]]
[[[Later that night, they sit on the beach around a fire.]]]
EMMELINE: We had a cat that went to sleep, and never woke up. Mr. Button, do you think she ate some of those berries?
PADDY: I dunno, maybe.
RICHARD: Father said she was dead ‘n buried. What’s it really mean, Paddy? Dud ‘n buried.
PADDY: It means that they put you in the ground, and they cover you up, and then you’re dead and buried, d’ya see?
RICHARD: Like Mrs. Jones’ baby, remember Em?
EMMELINE: The doctor dug it out of the cabbage patch.
PADDY: Cabbage patch...
RICHARD: That’s right, but he took it back and planted it again.
EMMELINE: So it could grow, and turn into an angel.
RICHARD: I got a trowel and dug our cabbage patch all up, but there weren’t any babies or any angels. Only worms.
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